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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's tuesday june 14th. matt o'donnell is off. nydia han a joining us. >> we are following breaking news. philadelphia police are searching for the driver that hit and killed a woman walking across the roosevelt boulevard then kept on going. we'll be live on the scene. >> also breaking overnight a car jumps the curb on south street injuring four people on the sidewalk. >> vigils are held around our area to remember the orlando massacre victims. so many standing in solidarity with the lgbt community. >> but first up let's take you over to meteorologist, david murphy. he's got accuweather and karen rogers is taking a look at
your traffic. good morning to both of you. >> good morning, everybody. yesterday turned out to be a very nice day across the region and looks like we'll get another one today. we have a few more clouds sweeping through at times so we'll call it more of a partly sunny afternoon ahead. 66 degrees in philadelphia, not as breezy but a little bit of a light breeze coming down out of the northwest this morning. 67 degrees in wilmington. just 59 degrees in allentown. 60 currently in trenton and 67 on the boardwalk in cape may. heading out and about today? well, it's another nice one. humidity will remain on the low side. won't be quite as breezy as yesterday but a light breeze. we'll call it partly sunny with parts of the day potentially changing to mostly sunny skies. 66 degrees by 9 o'clock. 70 by 11 o'clock, 74 by 1 o'clock and then 79 degrees by 3 o'clock and we're going to go for a high of 80 today. and that will be right at around 4 o'clock this afternoon. few more clouds build in tomorrow and then some rain is possible on thursday. karen, i'll have details on all of that coming up in the seven at any. >> all right, day. as we're hitting the roads
right now we're dry but we've got some construction crews doing their job on 202 southbound between 401 and route 30. we have overnight construction with the lane belonged you see some traffic getting by at this point though just watch for that. on the vine street expressway we still have it closed in both directions for overnight construction. both ways blocked. it should be reopened by 5:00 a.m. so the vine still closed now. got another about half hour and that should reopen. i-95 southbound at street road we've got the right lane blocked for overnight construction here as well so the crews still out there but we're looking fine on the boulevard. that's southbound traffic headed towards the schuylkill. no problems no, delays, no weather related issues, just lots of crews out there doing their job. tam. >> thank you karen. we are starting this morning following breaking news. philadelphia police are searching for a driver, this person slammed into a young woman who was walking across the roosevelt boulevard and then kept going. the victim was thrown about 200 feet and killed. "action news" reporter annie mccomic is live now at the scene near adams and the
boulevard in the city's somerdale section with more. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam l it happened right behind me here at adams and the boulevard. in fact you can see the crosswalk where police say this victim was crossing. she had the light. when out of nowhere a minivan came speeding through, hit her, tossed her in the air and then took off. well, take a look at this video. this is video from the scene. it was 11:30 last night when police say the woman had the green light and was using the crosswalk when the vehicle went through a red light. the pedestrian was on her phone while she was walking. accident investigators found her belongings scattered on the roadway. they're still working to i.d. the woman who appears to be about 19 or 20. that is the victim t witnesses say the force of the crash sent that victim into the front window of the minivan, then she was violently thrown into the air. >> her body went -- rolled onto the hood of this vehicle, she hit her head on the
windshield and her body was lifted and traveled about two lunn feet in a northern direction after being struck and that's where she landed on adams avenue at the boulevard. >> reporter: and the minivan that police are looking for they say was last seen headed east on adams. now, it's about a 10 to 15-year-old minivan, white or silver. it is going have severe damage on it, on the windshield and also on the hood of the minivan. police say if you have any information, they're urging that driver to turn themselves in. for now reporting live in summerdale, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." nydia. >> annie thank you. also breaking overnight a driver hit four people on a south street sidewalk. it happened just before 1:00 this morning on the 300 block of south street. philadelphia police say the driver lost control, hit the pedestrian, then crashed into the primeau hoagie shop. the four pedestrians suffered leg and arm injuries and are in serious but stable
condition. coming up at 5:00 a.m. we'll have more on the driver in a live report from the scene. >> developing overnight, police in chester county captured an accused killer ending a multi state manhunt. officials say eric chute was wanted for the shooting death of and three people in west virginia. police put out an alert saying chute is originally from cumberland county. he was arrested in chester county. >> president obama will travel to orlando on thursday after the deadly mass shooting at a gay nightclub. as the victims are remembered, officials are beginning to paint a clearer picture of the gunman who massacred 49 people and wounded dozens of others. abc's elizabeth hur is live in orlando with the very latest. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: nydia, good morning to you. as the search for a motive continues here at the scene, this morning we are also learning what the search of
the suspect's apartment is revealing. no sign of that devotion to isis. he professed. from paris to new york, to orlando, touching tributes. >> to the families and friends of the victims, your city is with you. >> reporter: and the message of hope for community still reeling from that light of killing,. daylight now revealing the wall of the nightclub riddled with bullet holes and authorities releasing new information on why they moved in. >> he had a vest. >> reporter: that suspect, 29-year-old omar mateen killed in the gun battle with police was able to legally buy the weapons used in the massacre despite having made two trips to saudia arabia and being under fbi surveillance for nearly a year for possible
lynx -- lings to terrorism. the fbi said it never found evidence that mateen was a terrorist and the gun shop owner maintains there were no red flags. >> an evil person came in here. this man held multiple security licenses. he passed a background check. >> reporter: and in fort pierce florida a look inside his apartment after it was raided by fbi. this video provided by a -- to abc news family feet, to expired firearms license and a bike and helmet. now, as for the latest on those injured, 34 are still in the hospital. many of still in critical condition. reporting live from orlando, i'm elizabeth hur for channel6 "action news." nydia back to you. >> the pain of this massacre hits especially close to home
for the west catholic prep community in philadelphia. 18-year-old akyra murray was killed in the massacre. she had just graduated and was spending time in florida with friends and family. she was a basketball standout helping west catholic win the city championship this year. just last week she signed her letter of intender to play basketball at mrs. see hurts college on a full scholarship. the principal and others say akyra was not only a star athlete but a beloved and bright young woman. >> people gathered at philadelphia city hall to remember the victims of the orlando massacre. the soon last night like so many other vigils being held around the region and hackie across the globe. hundreds attended a candlelight vigil on the banks of the delaware river near the bucks county playhouse in new hope. they read the names of the victims before holding a moment of silence. organizers say they wanted to stand against violence and hatred. >> we should not respond back with hate, that we should respond with love and support because in the end, i believe
that love will conquer hate. >> it's tragic. and it could have been me. it could have been my friends. it could have been my loved ones. >> ♪ >> the events was organized by a local group new hope celebrates which runs the annual gay pride parade. >> vigils to honor the victims were also held in new jersey. the action cam stopped by this one at holy trinity lutheran church in audubon camden county. the pastor showing his support by wearing a rainbow vestment. hundreds sent wishes to the wounded for a speedy recovery. they came together at delaware avenue and broom street last night for quiet reflection by candlelight. our expanded coverage of the orlando massacre continues on 6abc.com. you're find more about those who lost their lives, videos from the scene and aftermath and the photo gallery of tributes from around the nation i.
4:39. a fiery crash after a police officer stopped to help a stranded driver. >> a rescue caught on camera after a driver got stuck in flood water. david. >> we have a high of 80 today. it's going to be close to the average high. not quite as breezy as yesterday and humidity still low overall not bad, right? things start to change a little bit tomorrow and especially on thursday. i'll have details on that and we'll begin looking ahead to the coming weekend. that's all ahead coming up in the accuweather 7-day. >> ♪
>> a police officer came to the rescue of a woman who got stranded under an overpass in utah. look at this. the woman had driven into high water following heavy rains yesterday. the officer carried her through waste deep water to safety. >> wow. and david you always remind people if you see water don't go through it. >> don't walk through it no,
shoes, in tires, any of that stuff especially if it's moving a little bit because you just never know. when you're walking there could be hidden storm drains. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you with no problems with precipitation around here this morning. as we take a look outside, we got a sea looking north along the boardwalk there, maybe a couple clouds around this morning but it's going to be a fairly bright day and i love that predawn shot of the ferris wheel on the pier. pretty cool. dewpoint is down in the 40's. that's an indication of nice dry crisp air. definitely not humid and winds per hour still a little bits breezy out there this morning although overall today's breezes won't be quite as strong as we have the. we've been kind of seeing that ease down over the last couple of days. a couple of clouds have tried to sweep through overnight so, yeah, it's kind of a mix of clouds and sun as we get started this morning. overall we're calling for a partly sunny day and i think it's one of those days where you may transition back and forth between a little more clouds and a little more sun. 64 degrees by 8 o'clock, 68 degrees by 10:00. once again a very pleasant
morning and similar to yesterday. then noon 72. by 3 o'clock, 79 and we're going tabor that high of 80 again probably late in the afternoon around fourish and then by 5 o'clock we're back down to 78 degrees so very pleasant very comfortable out there. 80 degrees in reading today. 79 in allentown, 80 is your high in trenton and philadelphia. upper 70's very close to that number in wilmington and millville. down the shore once again you're in the low to mid 70's. pleasant enough on the beach. ocean temperature running in the low to mid 60's today. and then tomorrow we get more of a mix of clouds and sun because a front is going to come through from the south probably bump our number up to 84 for a high. thursday is the day we get this cold front sweeping in and it will be cloudier and probably at times damp. you can see this on future tracker6. i'm picking this up at 1:30 in the morning on thursday. so while you're sleeping the clouds get thicker, starts to dampen up. during our morning broadcast on thursday we may see some light shower or drizzle
activity to show you on radar. later in the day it's off and on periods of rain and drizzle. the latest model indication is that we start to see an end to this later in the afternoon and perhaps by dinner. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast today partly sunny and nice, a high of 80. really no problems. and then tomorrow a mix of clouds and sun a high of 84. looks like it will be nice weather in the evening for the union and the phillies. and then on thursday, we've got some periods of rain and drizzle. most of that in the first maybe two-thirds to three-quarters of the day an high of 80 hopefully drying out in time for the phils at night. on friday we've got rain left over in the morning then afternoon clearing, high of 79. the weekend is looking great. sunny on saturday, 81 and looks like a mix of clouds and sun for father's day, 83 degrees but still a decent day. getting warmer on monday, 89 and that's appropriate i guess because monday is the official start of summer meteorologically speaking. when we're not on the air you can always get the latest information track that thursday rain perhaps by going to 6abc.com/weather. another nice one today.
>> all right, thank you. >> thanks, david. >> chopper6 was in south jersey where an suv hit and killed al bicyclist. it happened along northbound route 130 at north park drive in pennsauken. police say the victim was hit by the suv shortly after 10:00 last night and pronounced dead at the scene. investigators have not yet said who is to blame. >> new this morning, one person was killed when this fire broke out in a southern california building believed to be vacant. flames tore through the two story office building near downtown los angeles last night. a city fire spokesman said at least five unauthorized people were inside the structure. police are interviewing one of the occupants calling him a person of interest. it took nearly 150 firefighters to contain the flames. newly released dashcam video shows a fiery crash along the new mexico highway. a police officer stopped to help a stranded driver back on may 28th. then the driver's pickup truck rolled backward into a lane of traffic. seconds later a semi truck
slammed into the pickup truck, sending it flying into the patrol car which then burst into flames. the driver of the pickup truck went to the hospital with minor injuries. no one else was hurt. >> the presidential candidates are responding to the mass shooting in orlando in vastly different ways. presumptive republican nominee donald trump gave a speech in new hampshire yesterday calling for a dramatically different national posture to fight terrorism. he said as president he would impose a ban on immigration from areas of the world with a history of terrorism against the united states. trump did not acknowledge that omar mateen is actually american born. trump also raised eyebrows when he told an interviewer yesterday morning that president obama is purposely burying his head in the sand when it comes to islamic terrorism because of what trump seemed to suggest were ulterior motives. presumptive democratic nominee hillary clinton warned demonizing all muslims for the actions of a few will play in the hands of extremist groups. she blamed america's partners in the middle east like saudia
arabia kuwait and qatar for not stopping terror funding coming from their countries and they called for outlawing assault style weapons in this country. >> it is 4:48. coming up next a pennsylvania law for children in car seats is about to change. what you need to know about the newly signed legislation. >> and a young girl is using new york city building as her eagle's lair on "actio -- everybody's running to blinds to go's summer shade sale, going on now. hurry in and take 20% off all shades! save on roller shades, cellular shades pleated, wooven wood,
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>> ♪ >> good morning, everybody. what a beautiful shot of the commodore barry bridge the we've got a few clouds out there but overall it will be at least partly sunny and a nice high of 80 degrees. good looking day but we've got construction crews out there doing some hard work. this is 202 southbound between 401 and route 30 and we've got at least the left lane blocked with this overnight construction. traffic is moving. volume is pretty light. look for construction crews on 202. on the vine street expressway still remains closed in both directions. i'm seeing just a couple cars heading westbound but officially westbound and eastbound still closed and will reopen by about 5 o'clock this morning. also the crews out here on 42 northbound kind of a bad spot between 544 and 295. that's a spot that would get busy anyway. we see a lane being blocked right here. also as we take a live look at 42 no big problems here. that's your northbound traffic coming up here if you're headed towards 295, maybe your
up and over the ben franklin bridge, you got a nice easy ride so far. we're dry looking pretty good. let's check that bridge for you this morning. this is the ben looking good here. just one, two, three lone cars driving westbound into the city nydia. >> all right, karen, thank you. families with small children listen up. a new law in pennsylvania requires children under the age of two to be strapped into a rear facing child safety seat in the back seat. governor tom wolf signed the legislation yesterday. it replaces a law allowing children of all ages to ride in front facing seats in the back or front. the law takes effect in two months. police will issue verbal warnings for the first year but after that violations will carry fines of $125. >> time to talk business now. first look. a group of businesses in the atlantic city area have start add campaign to fight against the idea of casinos in north jersey. the group called no north jersey casinos held a kickoff eve in trenton yesterday. in november voters will decide whether or not to approve two casinos in north jersey outside of ac.
advocates for the idea say additional casinos will help new jersey recoup some gambling revenue that's been lost to people going to gamble in other states. delaware will be the home for the year -- a european company's first location in the u.s. the company is called factory berlin. a few employees met with local entrepreneurs yesterday. factory berlin held german -- help german startups launch in other countries. major stock indices down yesterday. the dow falling by 132 points. things not looking much better this morning. futures do look like they're pointing to a lower open. major changes coming to siri. the voice assistant will now be on desk top and laptops. apple music is also getting a new interface intended to make it easier to find music that you store on your phone. >> a moment of silence. it is now 4:53. still to come on "action news" the man accused of shooting and killing another man in a
argue self-defense. >> a seven-year-old new york girl is creating art bigger than shelves laura glass was discovered while she was drawing graffiti that's right new york city. she was using a spray marker at the time. glass was invited to join a graffiti and street project in brooklyn. the group invites artists from all over the world to make murals. >> i saw big murals and i wanted to do that and that dream came true. >> she's cute. the the seven-year-old says it is an honor to display her work. >> and she's good. >> yeah, she's really talented. >> all right. 4:v all new in the next half hour of "action news" jury selection in a case over the alleged theft of a classic rock song is set to start day da. >> new information on the pop star who stepped up in a generous way to help the family of a slain new jersey singer. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday june 14th. i'm tam here with nydia han. matt o'donnell is off this morning. we're on several breaking stories. >> a car strikes a group of pedestrians on south street. we're live with the details. >> the search is on for the driver who hit and killed a woman on the roosevelt boulevard and then just took off from the scene. >> new details about the man police say gunned down nearly 50 people and why it may have not been his first time in the orlando nightcl